Unique extract from The Highway E book 2020: Driving via the void

With no immediate goals, the pro peloton struggled to cope with an unpredictable period of laziness at a time when he was supposed to be overweight. They did what every wise cyclist could do to deal with this monster: he rode.

The virus appears to be spreading like the flu, and health officials around the world have warned people to stay away from it. A better way to get distance than a bicycle? But in the early days of the plague, residents of Italy and Spain were ordered to stay in their homes until they could get what they needed. Although professional athletes were exempt from the rules, being harassed by ordinary people unaware of the exceptions that drove cyclists in those countries into the home. Even where outdoor bikes are allowed, fear of exposure to the virus saw people retreating inside, and experts and enthusiasts alike rushed to ride inner bikes, fleeing platforms like Zwift, Bkool and Rouvy.

The group was the first bright spot on motorcycles, where all of the clever training equipment was removed and people began to enter the racehouses. The curiosity soon became apparent: riders are not just trying to be stable; he was cutting long strokes on his own – on the teacher or, if local law allowed, on the way.

Others have found it difficult to get money from hospitals or self-defense equipment for vulnerable people. Molly Weaver the cyclo bearer climbed 130 kilometers 100 meters in her parents’ garden, and Geraint Thomas took a three-hour shift to Zwift in her NHS garage. Oliver Naesen traveled 365km around East Flanders to reduce the risk of the outbreak. ‘I really needed to. When you look at your phone or watch TV, you only hear or see coronavirus material. It’s not good, ‘he told Sporza.

Robert Gesink spent seven hours opening the 250km at Zwift. Thomas De Gendt and Jasper de Buyst traveled 300km over 10 hours in honor of Milan-Sanremo and ‘bringing out the frustration’ – the longest journey in his career at De Gendt. Laurens De Vreese spent 11 hours on the trainer, riding 370km on Yorkshire training, and Willie Smit lifted them all to a 1,000-mile ride on Zwift in a 37-hour sprint.

Some followers found another way to torture themselves in the days of Covid-19, following the ‘Everesting’ challenges set by the Hells 500 club in Australia. The idea is simple: a one-way climb, up-and-down, and find the same height as Mount Everest, or 8,848 meters. Record your trip using GPS and set it up in Strava. The club verifies and records all records.

It started with Giulio Ciccone, who Everested at Zwift, before his efforts were followed by the likes of Mark Cavendish and Luke Rowe. Then the notes started to fall apart. American cyclist Keegan Swenson struck a chord with retired Phil Gaimon. Swenson’s time passed to Lachlan Morton of EF Pro cycling who later saw the Hells 500 see his efforts as simply ignoring the requirements, turned around and did a week later, knocking 11 minutes from Swenson’s time and 7 hours and 29 minutes of suffering until Rist Canyon in Colorado . Without being left out of the party, retired Alberto Contador knocked two minutes from Morton’s time a few weeks later.

The mother also took action, with Katie Hall, Lauren De Crescenzo, Hannah Rhodes and finally Emma Pooley all took a long time. As the race rejuvenated, 8 hours and 53 minutes Pooley stood, 15 minutes all faster than Rhode.

During the Covid-19 era, pelotons now seemed eager to retake athletic experiments and raised the question: was this a great interest in enduring the human depths that have been missing from cycling all along?

Grand Tours started out as a way to promote public opinion, to encourage people with higher human expectations of resilience and greater tolerance for adversity. Tour de France founder Henri Desgrange banned motorcycle riding, which was well-known in the bicycle industry at the time, and sent his first rivals on a major tour. Travelers in those days were self-employed and mostly self-employed, and the first phase of the Tour de France in 1903 – 467km from Montgeron to Lyon – took Maurice Garin 17 hours and 45 minutes to complete. The longest race, in 1926, covered 5,745 miles[5,745 km]through the Alps and Pyrenees. This year’s riders test their endurance with long hours on the bike released the first few days of the Tour, when Desgrange decided on a race so that only one rider could finish – while cyclists were the only punishment, physical abuse and Desgrange told riders of trouble and complete release will ‘.

With a Covid-19 uncontrolled, the first-person navigation system seems to be the best way to run and stay away from other people, and it can be a cycling plan as long as the virus is nearby. However ASO, because of all their strength, showed weakness when the plague was over, just testing their race at the end of August and September and hoping the disease would go away. What started out as a quest for athleticism and a way to sell newspapers is now a testament to the incentive to promote tourism. But when there is a plague, there is no tourism. With closed restaurants, empty hotels and ghost-filled planes, ASO seems pointless.

Meanwhile, in the sad month of March, the Flanders Classics, hosted by former basketball player Tomas Van Den Spiegel, filled the venue with animated videos he made with Sporza over the summer, posting these fun videos and English Translators for free online.

He also made the first major competition of the time: Tour of Flanders in Bkool. In just ten days he formed a team of top riders including the winner of the race Greg Van Avermaet, the leading team and the publishing team, as well as the free stream of the Kruisberg model competition, Oude Kwaremont and Paterberg. The scene was enough to get the garbage out before it happened, and shoot from rifles and feed the riders to their instructors at home so that viewers could see the running avatars working and hurt the riders’ faces as they battled every watt from their smart teachers.

Such closures were unexpectedly successful and, according to Van Den Spiegel, who attracted fewer people than traditional races – in part because of the game and because the competition was changed to a shorter one without worrying about action. It was a time of desperation for innovation, quick thinking and solidarity that should give hope for the future of motorcycles. The game’s riders, competition promoters, advertisers, advertisers and producers in Belgium did something extraordinary and beautiful to drive motorcycles at the lowest possible time: they worked together and volunteered to support the sport.

By the time ASO followed up with the Tour de France in July to cancel the first tour of the Tour, however, the riders had already started running at the end of the month and camping on the mainland, and so the Grand Tour seemed like a fantasy.

Covid-19 may have exacerbated motorcycle failures but also unleashed its power. The bends made for a busy highway so that it was as safe as it could be. Bicycle sales were growing, pop-up highways offered a more convenient way to drive, and more people were on bicycles than ever before. The ground traffic was so low that it was closed so that a change in greenhouse gases could be seen from the air.

If so, the increase in the number of motorcyclists suggests that there should be a strong connection between motorcyclists and cyclists as well as the encouragement of others on the power of motorcycle riders. Most of the bodies on the bike mean healthy sports, safe riding positions and deep talent of talent along the way. It also shows that the game requires innovation and imagination and perhaps a light understanding of traditions.

Until the Covid-19 is eliminated, it will not be possible for competitors, teams and riders to operate as before. But the spirit of Henri Desgrange is still in the veins of the game. Perhaps the future of mobile phones lies in the past, celebrating the great beauty of our planet – with or without it – as we strive to do our best in adversity.

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